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The Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series returns to Jozi in September and in celebration event organizer, Stillwater Sports, is excited to launch the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K Ambassador Search Campaign.

 

“We can’t wait to paint the streets of Joburg RED on National Heritage Day,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports, and founder of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series. “To build excitement we are looking to crown the event’s #Number1 fan. The Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K Ambassador Search Campaign is a fun way to get the running community talking in the build up to race day. Speed is not a requirement! We are looking for the runner that brings the gees. Someone that enjoys being outdoors, lives life to the fullest, loves the sport of road running and the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K. If you tick all these boxes complete the Ambassador Application form, join in on the fun and help us grow the #RYCStrideTribe in 2022 as we #RunYourCity and #RUNPUMA. There are awesome prizes up for grabs.”

 

Mbali Mashaba and Ntokozo Ngcobo joined the #RYCStrideTribe in July as the winners of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K Ambassador Search Campaign.

 

“The Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series race pack includes the best quality t-shirt, a bottle that you can hold in your hand while running, the best quality socks and a beautiful visor to keep the sun out of your eyes,” says Mashaba. “It means so much to me to be chosen as the Durban #RYCStrideTribe ambassador. I am so excited about the R15 000.00 PUMA hamper, and I can’t wait to rock my new running kit. I thought that the Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K would be like other local races, but then I saw how it was organized, the top runners that were invited, the fast and flat route and the race packs. The Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K wasn’t just any race, it was the biggest race I have ever entered and enjoyed. It was so well organized, and the on-route entertainment was on another level. My advice to Joburg runners is to enter the Joburg event. Also enter the #RYCStrideTribe competition, you can win awesome PUMA Running Kit and free entries for you and three friends. You don’t want to miss out on this experience.”

 

“The Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series gives me the opportunity to interact with like-minded individuals,” admits Ngcobo. “It inspires me to stay active and continue living a healthy lifestyle. Being chosen as a #RYCStrideTribe ambassador means the world to me, while winning the R15 000.00 PUMA hamper is the best reward. The 2022 Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K was fantastic and the atmosphere was overwhelming. Joburg runners must grab the opportunity to enter the event and the #RYCStrideTribe competition. It’s one of the best experiences.”

 

 

INFORMATION:  2022 Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series ‘Ambassador Search’ Campaign

Kicking off on Monday 01 August 2022, the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K Ambassador Search Campaign will run for a period of five weeks. Runners will need to sign up via social media and potential candidates will be assessed against pre-determined qualifying criteria which is available on the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K website.  A shortlist of finalists will be compiled and released. These finalists will have one week in which to prove to the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series Community that they are indeed a ‘diehard’ fan. The most creative contender (x1 male and x1 female) will be welcomed as an official ambassador for 2022.  Both runners will receive a fantastic PUMA hamper to the value of R15 000 as well as Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K entries for themselves and three friends.

 

Entries Open: Monday 01 August 2022

Entries Close: Wednesday 24 August 2022

Shortlist to be announced: Monday 29 August 2022

Shortlist finalists to let their creative side shine: Monday 29 August – Monday 05 September 2022

Joburg Winners to be announced: Wednesday 07 September 2022

 

HOW TO ENTERComplete and submit the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series Ambassador Application form via the following link: https://bit.ly/J10KRYCStrideTribe2022

 

Entrant participation and requirements

  1. Like, share and tag the announcement post.
  2. By sharing a post of yourself prepping your Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series gear on your next run, you will receive a bonus entry to increase your chances of winning.

 

Shortlisted candidates will be required to:

  1. Show their gees by completing an Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series Challenge on Strava. Show your skill by sharing a TikTok ‘like video’ of yourself completing the challenge.
  2. Prove that you are loyal by taking your running buddies for a run.
  3. Share your Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series Story and what running means to you, we’re looking for inspiration, motivation, humour, all of the above.

 

EVENT INFORMATION:  Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K 

Date: Saturday 24 September 2022
Entry Fee: Standard (Licensed): R235.00

Gold Package (Licensed): R900.00

Temporary Licence: R40.00

Entries Close: Sunday 18 September 2022

 

CHARITY SUPPORT: When entering the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K online entrants can choose to support four local charities:  1. Reach For A Dream Foundation (RFAD), 2. Cotlands, 3. Johannesburg SPCA and 4. Johannesburg Heritage Foundation.

 

WIN a Chery Tiggo 4 Pro Urban at the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K: All runners (and walkers) that enter the 2022 Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K will stand a chance to win a stunning Chery Tiggo 4 Pro Urban vehicle to the value of R289 900.00 on event day. To be in the running to win the vehicle you must enter the event (and pay the entry fee), collect your race number from Race Pack Collection during the stipulated days and times and be on the start line on race day.

 

Facebook: @Joburg10k

Instagram: @Joburg10k

Hashtag:  #RunYourCity #AbsaRunYourCity

Websites:  www.joburg10k.com

 

About Absa

Absa Group is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and is one of Africa’s largest diversified financial services groups.  

Absa Group offers an integrated set of products and services across personal and business banking, corporate and investment banking, wealth and investment management and insurance.                                                                         

Absa operates in fourteen countries. The Group owns majority stakes in banks in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania (Absa Bank Tanzania and National Bank of Commerce), Uganda and Zambia and has insurance operations in Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, and Zambia. Absa also has representative offices in Namibia and Nigeria, and securities entities in the United Kingdom and the United States. 

For further information about Absa Group Limited, please visit www.absa.africa

 

About the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series 

A proudly South African mass participation road running series, the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series has been revolutionizing the sport since 2015.  A road running celebration like no other, the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series comprises three unique events namely the Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K (launched in 2015), the Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K (launched in 2017) and the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K (launched in 2016). 

A diverse road running series, the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series integrates businesses, families, investment in community, world class achievement and fun for all participants. 

For further information please visit https://runyourcityseries.com/